Maria Jasin was born in 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA and is currently Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Professor at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Cornell University, USA. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Florida Atlantic University, USA in 1978 and received her PhD in Biochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 1984. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Zürich, Switzerland (1984–1985) and Stanford University, USA (1985–1990). She then joined MSKCC and Cornell University, where she was successively Assistant Professor (1990–1996), Associate Professor (1996–2000) and Full Professor (2000–). She is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

21 May 2019  Hong Kong  (Revised)